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Ocean Builders is an ocean-innovation technology company.

Our mission is to develop revolutionary blue technology that makes the 72% of the world that is covered in water into an eco-sustainable paradise. Our technology will allow civilization to move onto the sea and it will unlock the ocean as a new frontier with a quality of life that is unbeatable anywhere else. We believe that by learning to live on the water we will open a new wave of eco-sustainable innovation that will lead to living more sustainably on land. Our modus operandi is to innovate, innovate, innovate and then innovate some more.

Why did we choose the symbol of a seashell for our company logo? For us, it has deep meaning.

  • A seashell is the most natural home built by any creature on our planet. This is in alignment with our goal to make homes that are good for the ocean, nature, and our world.
  • Shells are made by extracting natural elements from their environment. Our long-term goal is to make sustainable homes made from as many natural and eco-conscious materials as possible.
  • A shell is incredibly hard and structurally strong and it protects you from the outside world.
  • A shell is the oldest type of home built by any creature on our planet.
  • A shell is made in sync with its environment.
  • Shells are the oldest recorded form of human artwork. A recent discovery in Indonesia uncovered a sea shell that is approximately 540,000 years old with engravings on it (click here for the article). Our goal is to not just make a home but artwork that you live in.
  • Every shell is a beautiful masterpiece and we wanted to make each Pod a beautiful masterpiece so you have a home that inspires you.
  • Shells have curves. Our Pods mimic the curves of shells on the inside and the outside walls.
  • A shell consists of numerous layers. Our Pod has a super hard outer pearl-like exoskeleton made of gel coat under which there are numerous layers of fiberglass and an inner layer of foam.
  • Shells can repair themselves. By using a small electric current we stimulate the accumulation of calcium carbonate on our steel spar which helps form a protective layer over the steel structure to keep it from rusting and at the same time it supports ocean life, like coral.
  • A shell is part of the body of a sea creature and we wanted to make a Pod that felt so comfortable and natural to live in that it feels like you are truly at home.

We are on an incredible adventure and we hope you will join us in the Age of Aquarius.

Ocean Builders is an ocean-innovation technology company.

Our mission is to develop revolutionary blue technology that makes the 72% of the world that is covered in water into an eco-sustainable paradise. Our technology will allow civilization to move onto the sea and it will unlock the ocean as a new frontier with a quality of life that is unbeatable anywhere else. We believe that by learning to live on the water we will open a new wave of eco-sustainable innovation that will lead to living more sustainably on land. Our modus operandi is to innovate, innovate, innovate and then innovate some more.

Why did we choose the symbol of a seashell for our company logo? For us, it has deep meaning.

  • A seashell is the most natural home built by any creature on our planet. This is in alignment with our goal to make homes that are good for the ocean, nature, and our world.
  • Shells are made by extracting natural elements from their environment. Our long-term goal is to make sustainable homes made from as many natural and eco-conscious materials as possible.
  • A shell is incredibly hard and structurally strong and it protects you from the outside world.
  • A shell is the oldest type of home built by any creature on our planet.
  • A shell is made in sync with its environment.
  • Shells are the oldest recorded form of human artwork. A recent discovery in Indonesia uncovered a sea shell that is approximately 540,000 years old with engravings on it (click here for the article). Our goal is to not just make a home but artwork that you live in.
  • Every shell is a beautiful masterpiece and we wanted to make each Pod a beautiful masterpiece so you have a home that inspires you.
  • Shells have curves. Our Pods mimic the curves of shells on the inside and the outside walls.
  • A shell consists of numerous layers. Our Pod has a super hard outer pearl-like exoskeleton made of gel coat under which there are numerous layers of fiberglass and an inner layer of foam.
  • Shells can repair themselves. By using a small electric current we stimulate the accumulation of calcium carbonate on our steel spar which helps form a protective layer over the steel structure to keep it from rusting and at the same time it supports ocean life, like coral.
  • A shell is part of the body of a sea creature and we wanted to make a Pod that felt so comfortable and natural to live in that it feels like you are truly at home.

We are on an incredible adventure and we hope you will join us in the Age of Aquarius.

Rüdiger Koch

PRESIDENT & HEAD OF ENGINEERING

Rüdiger Koch

PRESIDENT & HEAD OF ENGINEERING

Rüdiger Koch

President & Head of Engineering

Rüdiger Koch is an aeronautical engineer from Heidelberg Germany, formerly of the German Navy who spent most of his years as a contractor creating several advanced military and weapons systems for the air and sea.

He was able to put together his original prototype of the floating sea home in the Andaman Sea and has taken the lessons learned from that first model to come up with a much better design, constantly improving and expanding the vision of living on the sea.

About Us

Rüdiger Koch

President & Head of Engineering

Rüdiger Koch is an aeronautical engineer from Heidelberg Germany, formerly of the German Navy who spent most of his years as a contractor creating several advanced military and weapons systems for the air and sea.

He was able to put together his original prototype of the floating sea home in the Andaman Sea and has taken the lessons learned from that first model to come up with a much better design, constantly improving and expanding the vision of living on the sea.

Grant Romundt

CEO

Grant has a talent for spotting innovative technology and figuring out ways to use it to make life better. He has been an early adopter across many fields. He was the first and youngest to write a software program in Canada and compete in a science fair in 1980 at the age of 8, he had the most advanced mobile paperless office in Canada in 1995 including being the first to use VoIP technology in Canada, and he lived in a tech “frat-house” in San Francisco with one of the 6 co-founders of PayPal.

Today he owns several businesses specializing in software development, video production, education, sales, and training. His customers include billion-dollar multinational companies like Wella Professionals, OPI, Clairol, Nioxin, Sebastian, L’Oreal Professional, and many others.

For the past four years, he has been living in a floating home and he is bringing his years of experience in innovation, business leadership, and design, to Ocean Builders to develop the technology & systems needed to build open-source eco-restorative futuristic floating homes on the blue frontier.

Grant Romundt

CEO

Grant has a talent for spotting innovative technology and figuring out ways to use it to make life better. He has been an early adopter across many fields. He was the first and youngest to write a software program in Canada and compete in a science fair in 1980 at the age of 8, he had the most advanced mobile paperless office in Canada in 1995 including being the first to use VoIP technology in Canada, and he lived in a tech “frat-house” in San Francisco with one of the 6 co-founders of PayPal.

Today he owns several businesses specializing in software development, video production, education, sales, and training. His customers include billion-dollar multinational companies like Wella Professionals, OPI, Clairol, Nioxin, Sebastian, L’Oreal Professional, and many others.

For the past four years, he has been living in a floating home and he is bringing his years of experience in innovation, business leadership, and design, to Ocean Builders to develop the technology & systems needed to build open-source eco-restorative futuristic floating homes on the blue frontier.